Sex Addiction

How To Combat Sex Addiction In Just Three Days

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How To Combat Sex Addiction In Just Three Days

Sex addiction is a very serious issue, just as any other addiction can be. Like an alcoholic or drug addict, it’s extremely difficult to end the cycle of self-destructive behavior that leads to family breakups, financial hardship, and emotional pain. Naturally, family, friends, partners and likely the individual knows that there is a serious issue that has to reach its breaking point before everything comes crashing down.   Sex addicts should seek out professional help from a counselor certified in Sex Addiction Therapy,  if they want to have a better chance at recovering and...

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How The Partners Of Sex Addicts Are Negatively Affected

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How The Partners Of Sex Addicts Are Negatively Affected

Addiction is not an issue to take lightly. Like any other form of addiction, sex addiction can cause snowballing problems for partners in committed relationships. Imagine the pressure and conflict that would come along from a continued series of negative behaviors that your partner just can’t seem to control. Your deep connection will undoubtedly be challenged with all types of negative behaviors, leading many to suffer from trauma.   Feelings of confusion, betrayal, anger, depression, and fear can all result from severe trauma and are not emotions to brush away. Your mental health is...

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The Love Avoidant

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The Love Avoidant

Characteristics of The Love Avoidant: Love Addicts are attracted to people with certain identifiable and fairly predictable characteristics, and people with these characteristics are attracted to Love Addicts in return.  The primary attribute marking all of the characteristics on the “model” partner for a Love addict is avoidance, which seems incredible to their partners since Love Avoidants come on to their partners so strongly at first. Characteristics: Love Avoidants evade intensity within the relationship by creating intensity in activities (usually addictions) outside the...

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Women's Sexual (Love/Relationship) Addictions Screening Test

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Women's Sexual (Love/Relationship) Addictions Screening Test

         Women’s Sexual Addiction Screening Test    By Patrick Carnes, Ph.D.& Sharon O’Hara, LMFT The Women’s Sexual Addiction Screening Test (W-SAST) is designed to assist in the assessment of sexually compulsive behavior. This test is a screening instrument, meant to be used in the context of a therapeutic interview. By itself, the W-SAST does not provide a diagnosis. Answer each question yes or no, then count how many “yes” answers you have. Depending on the particular pattern of symptoms:3 – 4 “yes” responses may indicate an...

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Creating Boundaries When you are in a Relationship with a Sex Addict

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Creating Boundaries When you are in a Relationship with a Sex Addict: What are boundaries?  They are a dividing line between you and anyone else.  These lines represent physical, emotional, and spiritual limits that other people in your life may not violate.  It may help to envision a psychological fence that separates you from others in your life.  You may have different boundaries for loved ones, friends, acquaintances, and strangers, depending on the area of focus and the situation.  Boundaries are meant to protect you from physical danger, anger, hurt, fear, or any other painful...

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Can You Really be Addicted to Love?

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Can You Really be Addicted to Love?

Can You Really Be Addicted to Love?   Experts claim that desperate reactions to a break-up—like the urge to throw the nearest bunny into a saucepan—could be a clue that you’re suffering from yet another addiction. I had never heard the phrase “Addicted to Love” uttered outside a Robert Palmer video or bad poetry until a few years ago, when a particularly poisonous breakup drove me temporarily insane. After endless hours of listening to me cry and obsess over what went wrong during my seven-month relationship, a few friends gently suggested that I seek professional help. While...

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